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How the South could have won the Civil War : the fatal errors that led to Confederate defeat

Author: Bevin Alexander; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, [2007]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Conventional wisdom holds that the South's defeat was inevitable. Yet military historian Alexander's new look at the Civil War documents how a Confederate victory could have come about--and how close it came to happening. Moving beyond theoretical conjectures to explore actual plans that Confederate generals proposed and the tactics ultimately adopted in the war's key battles, he shows why there is nothing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Alexander, Bevin.
How the South could have won the Civil War.
New York : Crown Publishers, ©2007
(OCoLC)608346168
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bevin Alexander; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
ISBN: 9780307345998 0307345998
OCLC Number: 104861227
Description: 337 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: No victory is inevitable --
"There stands Jackson like a stone wall" --
A new kind of war --
The Shenandoah Valley campaign --
The Seven Days --
The sweep behind Pope --
Second Manassas --
The lost order --
Antietam --
Fredericksburg --
Chancellorsville --
Gettysburg --
Appomattox.
Responsibility: Bevin Alexander.
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Conventional wisdom holds that the South's defeat was inevitable. Yet military historian Alexander's new look at the Civil War documents how a Confederate victory could have come about--and how close it came to happening. Moving beyond theoretical conjectures to explore actual plans that Confederate generals proposed and the tactics ultimately adopted in the war's key battles, he shows why there is nothing inevitable about military victory, even for a state with overwhelming strength, and provides a startling account of how a relatively small number of tactical and strategic mistakes cost the South the war--and changed the course of history.--From publisher description.

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